Definition of “ornate” - English Dictionary

“ornate” in British English

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ornateadjective

uk /ɔːˈneɪt/ us /ɔːrˈneɪt/

having a lot of complicated decoration:

a room with an ornate ceiling and gold mirrors

mainly disapproving Language that is ornate contains too many complicated words or phrases:

Some students are put off studying his work because of the ornate language of the poetry.
ornately
adverb uk /ɔːˈneɪt.li/ us /ɔːrˈneɪt.li/

a pair of ornately carved doors

(Definition of “ornate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“ornate” in American English

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ornateadjective

us /ɔrˈneɪt/

having a lot of decoration:

(Definition of “ornate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)